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organizers announced they're moving president obama's speech indoors tomorrow night, because there's a threat for severe weather. the president was supposed to accept his party's nomination at the outdiet bank of america stadium. the president will now give his speech at the time warner cable area, only people with credentials will be allowed in to see that speech. >>> tonight former president clinton will take the stage, trying to convince voters that the president deserves four more years. steve handlesman has a preview from charlotte. sirchlts president obama arrived in charlotte. he'll give a speech thursday night, in the major convention venue, it's three times larger, but exposed. the chance of rain is 30 to 40%. >> clearly team obama felt that the risks of having this thing drenched in a thunderstorm outweighed the benefits they got in denver from a big outdoor crowd, and clint eastwood shows them what happens when a nomination acceptance speech gets undercut by circumstances. republicans charged democrats just couldn't fill the stadium. >> i think it has more to do with attendance tha
. >> reporter: the washington area delegates, everybody in this hall, they're ready to hear obama, and everyone says they want him to come out fighting. >> mr. president, don't worry, we have your back. the torch is burning brightly. >> new york democratic senator charles schumer rallies tired maryland delegates in the final hours before the fall campaign, a fall campaign that's not just about the president's race. >> we have to get people turned out, get ben cardin reelected, pick up some congressional seats, and i think this convention is doing exactly that. >> eyes the race for governor in 2014, but he says that can wait until after 2012. >> you know, working very hard, love the state of maryland, go terps. >> reporter: after two nights of powerful speeches, delegates say the president himself needs to close the deal with voters, looking forward and rebutting criticism of him. >> i think people are still very excited about barack obama, especially when you look at the alternative. >> he's. >> reporter: both barrels smoking, frank smith says. the preliminary rounds are over here, we're now re
. the obama daughters, first lady have joined him up on stage. savannah, your initial marks on the speech. >> i think we have just heard the 2012 version of hope and change. i was told by an adviser before this speech that it wasn't going to be about barack obama, it wasn't going to be about mitt romney, it would be about the american people. clearly that's the message. he said it's the american people who brought change and at the end he said it's the american people who give him hope. they promised a lot of things. he is clearly trying to reinspire and energize this base. he needs them to turn out to the polls if he wants to win. >> as we said earlier, a little different on the floor of this convention. if you're used to the closing balloon drop, they weren't ready to do this inside, so we're going to have to settle for a lot of confetti here on the floor. as we watch what's taking place on the main stage, let's do a lightning round of all our contributors. chuck todd, take on the pure politics of the speech going into the campaign. >> well, it was clearly what i would call a workman-li
away. >>> president obama is getting ready to make his case for a second term. tonight at the democratic national convention, the president will delivers thinks nomination acceptance speech. last night the president surprised the crowd by walking on the stage after bill clinton's rousing address to delegates. the former president said people had a clear choice for the path forward in america. >> if you want a winner take all, you're on your own society, you should support the republican ticket. but if you want a country of shared opportunities and shared responsibility, that we're all in this together society, you should vote for barack obama and joe biden. >> tonight the president will make the case for himself. we turn now to jim vance who's live in charlotte this afternoon, where they are getting ready for this big speech tonight. >> reporter: hi, pat, the speech is coming up, but the hottest topic right now might be the weather. i was downstairs where hundreds of delegates were running into the building soaking wet after an absolutely torrential downpour here, but t
clinton presented a lengthy argument last night. president obama will delivered his speech to a much smaller live audience than originally planned, the weather forcing the speech inside. steve handelsman is covering the convention for us. >> reporter:. president obama has been formally renominated. he's gotten a rousing endorsement from the most loved democrat. >> if you want a future of shared prosperitity where the middle classes growing and poverty is declining, you have to vote for barack obama. >> reporter: tonight it's imfor the president to make his own case. >> my main goal i think is to communicate to the american people how we can move forward and create an economy where middle-class families, they've got a shot again. >> reporter: in new hampshire mitt romney says he won't watch the president make new promises. >> i think he wants a promises reset. we want a report on the promises he made. >> reporter: disappointed democrats with tickets to barack obama's canceled stadium speech tonight, tried to get the president's live message to them today on smartphones. >> we can't le
obama arrived in charlotte, but the threat of strong storms has forced organizers to move tomorrow's speech from the bank of america stadium to the much smaller time warner cable arena. >>> former president bill clinton speaking tonight hoping to convince voters president obama deserves a second term. >>> mick obama spoke directly to a very important group of voters, women. jim vance has more. >> reporter: many people are disappointed in the change in venue. not incidentally, many of them are women, and the women's vote is very important to the democrats this year. tom sherwood is here with more on that particular story. tom? >> this convention requires an equal balance of men and women as delegates. women here are a gig focus of this convention. whether it's 23irs lady michelle obama or women's fair pay national advocate lily ledbetter. >> women have faced discrimination, like i did, now can get their day in court. >> reporter: or thousands of female delegates. the democratic party is trying to exploit and expand polls that shows a gender gap with women favorite president obama ov
. >> reporter: one day after accepting his party's nomination, president obama is campaigning in new hampshire. he acknowledged room for improvement, while putting a positive spin on the economy. >> this once again has added job -- we know it's not good enough. we need to create more jobs faster. >> reporter: the unemployment rate has been above 8% for 43 -- it dipped slightly last month as many people stopped looking for work. in iowa, republican presidential candidate mitt romney used those numbers to attack obama's job records. >> the president said by this time we would be at 5.4% unemployment. 5.4%. instead we're at about 8%. you know the difference that makes and how many people would be working in america? 9 million people. >> reporter: two sides to one rot that's sure to have voters talking. i'm danielle lee, nbc news. >>> when "news4 at 4" continues, police say they know who's responsible for a terror hoax that grounded a plane and led to an innocent man's arrest. how it all began with a romantic rumsfeldry. >>> plus a moment at the video music awards you didn't see. it still has ever
political prize is going to be in 2012 and northern virginia is the key which is why we have michelle obama here in fredericksburg here today. this presidential campaign has been focused on the economic challenges took a turn to the foreign policy and the turmoil in the middle east. this is what michelle obama had to say. >> i want to say how truly heart-broken barack and i are about the horrific tragedy that occurred earlier this week in libya. i'm not sure if everyone is aware. but our hearts and prayers are with the families of those who gave their lives serving our country. >> reporter: now, mitt romney had his rally in the heart of fairfax today. his comments about the unrest in et middle east yesterday caused some controversy. so today he tried to turn the focus back to the economy. >> mitt romney! >> reporter: a crowd of more than 2,000 cheered mitt romney's arrival in fairfax and he began by acknowledging the attack on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> we're thinking about their families and those that they left behind. what a tragedy to lose such a wonderful -- >> repor
, president obama arrived in charlotte. he's going to give his acceptance speech tomorrow night, but will have to do it in a smaller venue. organizer decided to move it to the stadium, which was outdoors to the time warner cable arena indoors. the areno is much smaller. that means tens of thousands who had tickets will not be able to attend now. jim vance spoke to some. >> yes, i did. it could be the bigger news here right now is not so much where the president is tonight, but where he won't be tomorrow. the news that the of the's speech has move is disappoints. everyone i know wanted to hear the of the speak. it is disturbing up to wade and now you may end up not going. >> it's been raining here every single night, walking to the convention in the rain, getting there wet, just sitting in my seat was horrible enough. i can't even imagine rain and thursday and lightning when i'm trying to enjoy the convention. >> reporter: they're happy with the announcement the president will return before election day to pay a visit. >> awesome, wonderful, because north carolina is a toss justify state. >> re
, president obama and his party raised more money than mitt romney and the republican party. romney raised $111 million in august, president obama $114 million. most of romney's contributions came from people who donated more than $250. in contrast, more than 1 million americans donated about $60 each to president obama's campaign. >>> a developing story unfolding in chicago tonight, where public schoolteachers are on strike for the first time in 25 years. they walked off the job today over contract issues, like health care, class size, and job evaluations. both sides actually agreed their salaries are fair. mayor rahm emanuel, the former white house chief of staff, claims this is a strike of choice. and teachers should have waited on more negotiations. 400,000 students are now out of class. some parents complain they had to scramble to find care for their kids. >> it's not fair to the kids at all. >> the schools did open for a few hours this morning to provide meals. 80% of chicago's school kids get free or reduced cost breakfast and lurvlg. >>> a prince george's county school reopened to
, president obama hit the road campaigning. he stopped at norfolk state university, called on students there to help him get out the vote. tonight president obama will be back at the white house with his daughters watching the first lady's speech. he says he's going to try not to cry because he gets all misty when his wife speaks. news 4's jim vance joins us live in charlotte. >> hey, vance. >> reporter: hi, wendy. the president is not the only one who is anticipating what the first lady has to say tonight. except we have to assume, don't we, he probably already knows. this convention is about to be gaveled into session. there are all kinds of tightly scripted speakers and videos. these things have been such in the last couple of decades. the hall begins to fill now with a whole lot of people in anticipation of some heavyweights coming up here tonight. former virginia governor and senate candidate tim cain scheduled to speak. so the maryland's kbovrner martin o'malley. an santonio's mare yoi julian castro is the keynote speaker. the one most anticipated first lady michelle obama. yeste
stalker who has attacked another rider. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. mitt romney's position onlker women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades. >>> friday, you know what that means. >> friday night lights. >> strike up the band. the pep rally is getting started. we found one school where the number on the scoreboard doesn't matter as much as the journey to the final whistle. zachary joins us live with more. john champ high school, is that right? >> reporter: that's right, john champ. i'm out here at a beautiful new complex out here, central high school's in the house tonight to take on john champ knights. if they don't ring a bell, that's because they're a first-year school out here
qaeda's number three, alibi was killed in a drone attack in june and he was a libyan. president obama vows to punish those responsible. he was comforting members of the foreign service with a personal visit to the state department. >> we will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act, and make no mistake, justice will be done. >> muslim leaders here in washington are also condemning this attack. >> and they agree that those responsible should be punished. christ gordon is here. >> well, today, former diplomats, and muslims here in washington told me that ambassador chris stevens was a man of honor. dedicated to progress and freedom. that he was a career diplomat who was passionate about his mission in the middle east. flags fly at half staff at the state department and other federal buildings in the nation's capitol. after the assassination of u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and three other american officials who were killed trying to evacuate staff during an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, at the headquarters of care the washington-b
shoulder to shoulder. >> reporter: at the white house, president obama participated in a moment of silence. late aert the pentagon, he offered hope following a ceremony remembering those killed when a hijacked plane targeted the building. >> no single event can ever change who we are. >> reporter: those same themes of courage rang out near shanksville, pennsylvania, where passengers fought to keep a plane from crashing the capitol. >> we've not forgotten the heroism of your husbands, wives, sons, daughters, mother, fathers. >> reporter: so many fighting for a country they believed in. despite the pain, there are isle signs of healing. this new world trade tower i'm standing in which should be complete in just over a year is a sign to many the city is beginning to move on. danielle leigh. now back to you. >> u.s. troops in kabul, afghanistan, marked the anniversary of the terror attacks at several memorial services. in october of 2001, the u.s. and allies invaded afghanistan. the goal was to oust the taliban regime for sheltering al qaeda leaders who planned the 9/11 attacks. military leade
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